The Thing

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Main Details

  • Released in 1982
  • Color
  • Running time: 109 minutes
  • Production Co.: Universal Pictures | Turman-Foster Company
  • Distribution Co.: Universal Pictures
  • Written and Directed by John Carpenter, based on John W. Campbell's "Who Goes There?"
  • Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffatt
  • Special Effects: Rob Bottin, Albert Whitlock, Roy Arbogast
  • Music by Ennio Morricone

Plot Summary

  • A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.


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